Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Job Description:

Set up, operate, or tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as chemicals, tobacco, liquids, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.

Associated Tasks:

  • Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, or products to ensure conformance to requirements.
  • Compound or process ingredients or dyes, according to formulas.
  • Read work orders to determine production specifications or information.
  • Observe production or monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Mix or blend ingredients by starting machines and mixing for specified times.
  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery or equipment.
  • Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing.
  • Operate or tend machines to mix or blend any of a wide variety of materials, such as spices, dough batter, tobacco, fruit juices, chemicals, livestock feed, food products, color pigments, or explosive ingredients.
  • Add or mix chemicals or ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices.
  • Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained and open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.

 

Salary & Education

Entry Level Earnings: $10.77
Median Hourly Earnings: $17.19
Experienced Earnings: $22.17
Typical Entry Level Education: High school diploma

Job Projections
2017 Jobs 7,684
2022 Jobs 7,826
Average Annual Openings: 925 per year
Average Monthly Hires (2017): 265
Job Categories

Production

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